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History to Have and to Hold

Experience a beautiful September wedding at the Museum, with an outdoor ceremony on our Uihlein Plaza and a reception in the Chicago Room.

Christopher & Mary | Chicago History Museum from I Do Films on Vimeo.

Picture the Perfect Reception

The Chicago Room features eight east side windows offering breathtaking views of beautiful Uihlein Plaza, the stunning gardens of Lincoln Park, and Chicago's Gold Coast. The interior walls feature ten large backlit cases that display exquisite examples of stained glass pieces from the collections by notables such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Giannini and Hilgart.

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